I've been slowly plugging away at this, but have not been posting much of it. I got the sleeves on (which I'm not totally thrilled with), and the armscye bound. Still left to do on the bodice:
-tack ruching/tucks on neckline
-tack ruching on sleeves
-attach ribbons to sleeves
Not looking very impressive, but there it is.
Binding on the armscye....
The pleating on the sleeve cap. I totally fail at this sleeve. I like the front OK, the back is horriffic.
Inside view of the sleeve...gathered to the sleeve lining to create *pouf*
Headdress before addition of velvet 'ribbons'.